PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision
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PhD - Counselor Education and Supervision

This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure, or endorsement.

Counseling is one of the country's fastest growing professions, creating an accompanying need for counseling educators and supervisors. This online Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program includes online course work, residencies, and field experiences designed to build your clinical, teaching, research and supervisory skills. Capella's degree program is one of few available online, and provides opportunities for you to potentially fulfill your internship experience working with counseling students enrolled in Capella's CACREP-accredited master's degree programs.

With an PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Capella, you'll be able to lead and advocate for inclusion, tolerance, and acceptance, evaluate the current theories and practices of the counseling profession, and demonstrate commitment to one's personal and professional development. Additionally, you'll have the skills to conduct and contribute valid, reliable, and ethical research in the counseling profession, practice social and professional ethics, and think critically and write effectively in one's discipline.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision include therapist, counselor educator, faculty member, nonprofit manager or crisis center director. Potential workplaces include: community mental health center, psychiatric hospital, residential treatment center, government agency, nonprofit organization, prison or group home.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, certification, or endorsement. State regulations vary regarding professional licensure and salary benefits. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states. Where applicable, teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether a program may qualify for salary advancement.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),
RequirementsThis specialization requires course work and clinical experience, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship. Doctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelDoctorate
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.